Thursday, June 12, 2014
Don't worry your pretty head over a MicroMort
They trace the risks of death through the human life cycle--what menaces children for real, then young adults, etc.
A MicroMort is one-millionth of a chance of death. (I know you were wondering.)
MicroLives are about 30 mins of existence.
Use in a sentence? General anesthesia is 5 MicroMorts, about the same as driving 1,200 miles in the US.
But we don't think of danger like this--we think of it in stories. Taking ecstasy and riding horses carries about the same risk--but because of stories, we think of the former as more dangerous. It is way riskier to drive than fly a plane--but we don't believe it.
I never know what this stuff boils down to--usually that I am wrong and stupid. But I am very sure it's dangerous information.